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APR
10
Date:
Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU International Center Room 302
Department:
Asian Studies Center
APR
11
Date:
Thursday, 11 Apr 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Education Under Siege: Attacks on Scholars and Scholarship in Turbulent Times

We are witnessing today what many scholars characterize as the collapse of the post-Cold War liberal order—with serious consequences for Muslims in predominantly Muslim countries as well as for those living in minority communities around the world. The collapse is marked by intensifying violence between state and non-state actors, by deepening social, economic, and environmental crisis, and by the reemergence of autocratic and despotic rule as viable and desirable forms of governance. Political, ethnic, and religious minorities are suspect, and political and economic refugees are viewed as clear and present dangers. In this new world (dis)order, academia is but one of the casualties. This is witnessed by the attack and scapegoating of scholars and their scholarship as threats to national solidarity, economic prosperity, and/or state security.  Such attacks take on different modes of repression and violence depending on the nature of the conflict and the strategies available to those state and non-state actors who see themselves as arbiters of national or communal order. In this context, scholars have suffered intimidation, firings, arrest, exile, and assassination. Schools and institutions of higher education have been defunded, besieged, closed, and violently attacked. Scholarly research and curriculums deemed contrary to the moral fabric of society or to the larger national interest have been denounced, censored, and/or outlawed. 

APR
12
Date:
Friday, 12 Apr 2019
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Education Under Siege: Attacks on Scholars and Scholarship in Turbulent Times

We are witnessing today what many scholars characterize as the collapse of the post-Cold War liberal order—with serious consequences for Muslims in predominantly Muslim countries as well as for those living in minority communities around the world. The collapse is marked by intensifying violence between state and non-state actors, by deepening social, economic, and environmental crisis, and by the reemergence of autocratic and despotic rule as viable and desirable forms of governance. Political, ethnic, and religious minorities are suspect, and political and economic refugees are viewed as clear and present dangers. In this new world (dis)order, academia is but one of the casualties. This is witnessed by the attack and scapegoating of scholars and their scholarship as threats to national solidarity, economic prosperity, and/or state security.  Such attacks take on different modes of repression and violence depending on the nature of the conflict and the strategies available to those state and non-state actors who see themselves as arbiters of national or communal order. In this context, scholars have suffered intimidation, firings, arrest, exile, and assassination. Schools and institutions of higher education have been defunded, besieged, closed, and violently attacked. Scholarly research and curriculums deemed contrary to the moral fabric of society or to the larger national interest have been denounced, censored, and/or outlawed. 

APR
15
Date:
Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Taste of Thai, 2838 E Grand River Ave Suite 2, East Lansing, MI 48823
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us at the S.C. Lee Awards Dinner! All winners and their family and friends, our faculty  reviewers, and supporters of the Asian Studies Center are invited.
RSVP BY APRIL 12, 2019 HERE  https://asia.isp.msu.edu/sc
 
In honor of the late Professor Shao-Chang Lee, an advocate of U.S.-East Asia relations, the S.C. Lee Endowment sponsors students with outstanding accomplishments in Asian studies by awarding scholarships and paper prizes. Scholarship awards are made to MSU enrolled undergraduate students. Paper prizes are awarded for research papers focusing on Asian topics. The paper competition is open to enrolled MSU undergraduate and graduate students. 
 

Donations: Please note that the dinner is complimentary. However, we gladly accept donations for the S.C. Lee Endowment. Donations may be mailed directly to the Asian Studies Center with checks made payable to Michigan State University (see below). Donation cards will also be available to fill out at the dinner. Please make all checks payable to MSU:

Asian Studies Center
S.C. Lee Endowment
Michigan State University
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 301
International Center
East Lansing, MI 48824

For questions or more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 517-353-1680 or email asiansc(at)msu.edu

APR
21
Date:
Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Fairchild Auditorium,
Department:
Asian Studies Center
APR
25
Date:
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

MAY
10
Date:
Friday, 10 May 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
OCT
4
Date:
Friday, 04 Oct 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Michigan State University is pleased to host the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October  4-6, 2019. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

OCT
5
Date:
Saturday, 05 Oct 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Michigan State University is pleased to host the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October  4-6, 2019. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

OCT
6
Date:
Sunday, 06 Oct 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Michigan State University is pleased to host the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October  4-6, 2019. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.